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Fruit Popsicles are a healthy treat to satisfy your sweet tooth and won’t pack on pounds.

It’s always nice to have a healthy snacks that taste good and won’t sabotage your fitness and health goals.

This fruit popsicle recipe is a perfect treat compared to store bought popsicles.

Store bought popsicles tend to be toxic and straight up terrible for you.

They’re made with processed sugars, artificial colors, and flavors, which have been linked to cancer, allergies, and more.

These natural, healthy fruit popsicles are truly all natural and made with whole fruits.

They’re very easy to make and much better than anything you can buy at a store.

I live in Florida and make fruit popsicles all the time in the Summer.

 

Peach and Strawberry Fruit Popsicle held by Christina Carlyle

 

This Healthy Fruit Popsicle Recipe is:

 

  • Dairy-free
  • Low calorie
  • Low sugar
  • High Fiber
  • Non-toxic
  • Easy to make
  • Tastes amazing

 

Fruit Popsicles

 

Fruit Popsicle Ingredients

 

  • Bananas
  • Nut milk (almond, cashew, etc.) or freshly brewed green tea
  • For creamy fruit popsicles, you’ll need to start with a base of bananas and nut milk.  They are key to getting a creamy, smooth, velvety texture that freezes well.  Green tea will make them more icy.  I used a 50/50 mixture of almond milk and tea to make the batch below.
  • Fruit. I recommend strawberries, blueberries, peaches, cherries, and mango.  They blend beautifully and maintain a creamy texture.
  • Optional: Protein Powder, Chia Seeds, Collagen Powder, Chopped Fruit or Shredded Coconut, for texture
  • A Blender
  • Popsicle Molds (or Popsicle Sticks)
  • a Freezer

 

Fresh Fruit Popsicles in molds

 

How to Make Fruit Popsicles

 

  • Blend your fruit and nut milk with bananas.
  • Fill each mold cavity with the blended fruit mixture.
  • Pop on the sticks.
  • Transfer to your and freeze for 2 hours.
  • After they’re solid, enjoy.
  • NOTE:  You may have to run hot water on the outside of your molds to release the popsicle from the mold. I always have to.

 

Fruit Popsicles

 

RECIPE NOTES

 

  • Avoid using ‘watery’ or fruits commonly found in juice, like watermelon, orange juice, or apples. They tend to have a watered down taste and icy, texture.
  • You’ll need approximately 1/4 cup of nut milk for every banana you use… otherwise you’ll dilute the fruit flavor.  During recipe testing, 2 bananas + 1/2 cup nut milk filled 6 molds about 1/3 of the way.
  • I use the other fruits to create different flavors and fill the rest of the mold.
  • I blend the banana and nut milk and transfer it to a measuring cup. Then I blend some of it with other fruits to make my own flavors.
  • I usually blend a little bit of the banana milk mixture with one fruit at a time. In this case, I used 1/4 cup of the banana mixture with 1/2 cup of blueberries.
  • Mix and match different fruits to make new flavor and color combinations.
  • You can also add one mixture (color 1) to the bottom of the mold, then layer on other colors/flavors to create gradients.
  • Add chunks of fresh fruit to the mixture.  I like chunks of chopped peaches, banana, cherries, strawberries, and blueberries the best.  They freeze well and look pretty.
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Whole Fruit Popsicle Recipe

Healthy Fruit Popsicles
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, fruit, popsicle
Servings: 6
Author: Christina Carlyle

Ingredients

  • Bananas
  • Nut milk, Almond, cashew, etc. or freshly brewed green tea work. For creamy fruit popsicles, you’ll need to start with a base of bananas and nut milk. They are key to getting a creamy, smooth, velvety texture that freezes well. Green tea will make them more icy. I used a 50/50 mixture of almond milk and tea to make the batch below.
  • Fruit. , I recommend strawberries, blueberries, peaches, cherries, and mango. They blend beautifully and maintain a creamy texture.
  • Optional: , Protein Powder, Chia Seeds, Collagen Powder, Chopped Fruit or Shredded Coconut, for texture
  • A Blender
  • Popsicle Molds
  • a Freezer

Instructions

  • Blend your fruit and nut milk with bananas.
  • Fill each mold cavity with the blended fruit mixture.
  • Pop on the sticks.
  • Transfer to your and freeze for 2 hours.
  • After they’re solid, enjoy.
  • NOTE: You may have to run hot water on the outside of your molds to release the popsicle from the mold. I always have to.

NOTES

  • Avoid using ‘watery’ or fruits commonly found in juice, like watermelon, orange juice, or apples. They tend to have a watered down taste and icy, texture.
  • You’ll need 1/2 cup of nut milk for every banana you use. 1 banana + 1/2 cup nut milk will fill 6 molds about 1/3 of the way.
  • I use the other fruits to create different flavors and fill the rest of the mold.
  • I blend the banana and nut milk and transfer it to a measuring cup. Then I blend some of it with other fruits to make my own flavors.
  • I usually blend a little bit of the banana milk mixture with one fruit at a time. In this case, I used 1/4 cup of the banana mixture with 1/2 cup of blueberries.
  • Mix and match different fruits to make new flavor and color combinations.
  • You can also add one mixture (color 1) to the bottom of the mold, then layer on other colors/flavors to create gradients.
  • Add chunks of fresh fruit to the mixture.  I like chunks of chopped peaches, banana, cherries, strawberries, and blueberries the best.  They freeze well and look pretty.
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Healthy Ingredients Lead to Healthier Popsicles (and You)

 

Why Green Tea is great for popsicles

 

Green tea increases the body’s ability to burn fat and boosts metabolism as well. Several studies show that green tea is especially beneficial and reducing fat in the abdominal area.Green tea is loaded with antioxidants such as catechins and flavoring. These antioxidants help fight against the formation of free radicals in the body, which cause cell aging and damage.

Green tea can be beneficial in protecting against cancer as well. Green tea also contains small amounts of minerals that are important for your health. Green tea contains the amino acid L-theanine, which increases the activity of certain neurotransmitters that are associated with reducing anxiety; it also increases the production of dopamine, which is a feel good neurotransmitter.

Studies have shown that the catechins in green tea have a protective effect on neurons, possibly lowering the risk of Alzheimer ’s disease and Parkinson’s.

 

Fruit

 

Eating fruits lowers your risk of heart disease and stroke, and may also protect against certain types of cancer. Fruit can also protect against obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Fruits are a good source of potassium, fiber, vitamin C, and folic acid. Potassium helps lower blood pressure, while fiber can reduce cholesterol, as well as help maintain your digestive tract.

Vitamin C is important for immune health and tissue growth, and frolic acid is important in the formation of red blood cells.

 

Best Molds for Popsicles

 

Popsicle molds are inexpensive.  You can find them online and in department stores.  I recommend using BPA-free molds.  They’re cheap, easy to use and don’t create waste like wood popsicles do.

 

BPA free popsicle molds

 

I have this BPA-free Popsicle Mold Set.  It’s non-toxic and comes with 6 Ice Pop Makers + an Extra Mold, a Funnel, Cleaning Brush, and Recipe E-book.

If you don’t have molds you can also use this recipe to make popsicles using small cups and popsicle sticks. You can also skip the sticks and use this popsicle recipe to make Italian Ice-like treats, too.

 

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VEGGIES TO ADD TO FRUIT POPSICLES

 

  • Some veggies make yummy popsicles, too.
  • I’ve only attempted pumpkin puree and butternut squash to add more fiber.

I always make pumpkin pie popsicles during the fall or anytime I want to be reminded of sweater weather season.  : )

Check out my delicious (and addictive) Pumpkin Popsicle recipe here.  It’s so good!

 

Pumpkin popsicle

 

Let me know how your whole fruit popsicles turn out!

Enjoy!
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Fruit Popsicles

 

P.S.  If you’re looking for another healthy dessert idea, try my Banana Nice Cream Recipe and chocolate avocado pudding.  They’re SO good!  They’re also both dairy-free, gluten-free, and high in fiber but don’t taste healthy.